The 18th annual Carl Dorland Classic Basketball tournament kicked off today on campus. Twenty-four junior (Under 16) and senior boys basketball teams from across Niagara, the Virgin Islands and the United States have come to Ridley to play. The tournament is named for retired physical-education teacher and former basketball coach Mr. Carl Dorland and was established by current coach Dave Whitty.
Ridley’s Under 16 Boys team started off the day with a tough game at 9 a.m. in the Field House against Woodson from the Virgin Islands. Woodson beat out Ridley, watch some highlights from the game:
The senior boys played at 11:45 against Sir Winston from St. Catharines. The game was a nail-biter to the bitter end with quick back and forth play in the third and forth quarters resulting in a 49-47 win for Sir Winston. Watch some highlights from the game:
The Jr. team plays tonight at 6:45 in the Iggulden Gym Vs. Pearson and the Seniors play tonight at 8 p.m. in the Griffith Gym Vs. Gait C.I. The tournament will continue tomorrow.
Ridley College fields more than 45 competitive athletic teams annually, from Under 12 in the Lower School through our First teams in the Upper School and offers four program development sports (soccer, basketball, ice hockey, and rowing) for boys and girls in the Lower School that lead through to junior and senior teams in the Upper School, for more information on Ridley College athletics, please click here.